An FBI Translator just publicly stated that Bin Laden worked for US up until 9-11. Here is what the Daily Kos reports:
"Former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds dropped a bombshell on the Mike Malloy radio show, guest-hosted by Brad Friedman (audio, partial transcript).
"In the interview, Sibel says that the US maintained 'intimate relations' with Bin Laden, and the Taliban, "all the way until that day of September 11."
"These 'intimate relations' included using Bin Laden for 'operations' in Central Asia, including Xinjiang, China. These 'operations' involved using al Qaeda and the Taliban in the same manner "as we did during the Afghan and Soviet conflict," that is, fighting 'enemies' via proxies...."
read whole story at link above
Now for another sobering and thought provoking link.
Nature has published an article that asks whether the earth's 6th mass extinction event has begun
here is the abstract of the article by quite a few scientists:
"Palaeontologists characterize mass extinctions as times when the Earth loses more than three-quarters of its species in a geologically short interval, as has happened only five times in the past 540 million years or so. Biologists now suggest that a sixth mass extinction may be under way, given the known species losses over the past few centuries and millennia. Here we review how differences between fossil and modern data and the addition of recently available palaeontological information influence our understanding of the current extinction crisis. Our results confirm that current extinction rates are higher than would be expected from the fossil record, highlighting the need for effective conservation measures. "
On a lighter note, here is an article about 5 things unions have accomplished for working Americans
Finally, how about a polemic by Micheal Moore on why the US has plenty of money.